Policymakers are apt to think that they are creating confidence by saying that "everything is going to be alright."
Confidence is created when the public knows that the policymakers have done their homework - i.e. diligently collecting data, analysing the situation, and thinking through the whole situation - and then they make their pronouncement - that "everything is going to be alright."
But when we know that the policymakers have been busy making public pronouncements left right and centre everyday to seek attention, and in the midst of their busy schedule they come out to say something like "everything is going to be alright," the general public knows that these people are bullshitting.
The general public knows that these peple are bullshitting because we see these people all over the place - they kiss babies and babes, they slaughter buffaloes and pretty girls, they put on their pearls and glittering jewels, they put on their shiny suits and gowns, they carry themselves like princes and princesses, they talk like they know everything, they talk like everybody is stupid.
To create confidence, the government must first put in place experts whom we have confidence. And when they speak, we listen.
Do not give us people with influence who want to climb to the top and pretend they are experts in areas they are not trained in. We know they are fakes by the imitation policies they pronounce. They have no ideas, and they do not have policies that will be good for the country.
This is why we are caught by lethargy - timid policymakers who hid behind popular policies.
We should ask old leaders who have served their useful lives to shut up so that we can proceed with making advance with offsetting the effects of their policy errors and recovering from the consequences of their errors.
The younger generations should be allowed to suffer their own errors, rather than the errors of their elders.
Once, we have replaced politicians with technocrats, we would have better confidence in our own policymakers. Until such time, we shall continue to wallow ourselves in disbelief in the wonderous things the politicians tell us.
We have learnt to live in blissful silence in the midst of utter rubbish.